The Vox Box

MONDAY, JAN. 12, 2009, 8:15 A.M.

Is this the Next Big Thing?…

One of my favorite sites for teens is Channel One News. (Some of you may get the broadcast at school.) They have a poll on their homepage entitled "The Next Big Thing." Well, this could be one of the next big things:

From Channel One:

Straight from Paris comes Tektonik, a new dance craze. The dance looks like a hybrid of the robot and popping and requires crazy arm movements, coordination and a LOT of energy. Teens across France are bouncing to electro and techno beats trying to learn this dance. Take a look and tell us if you think Tektonik will make its way over the pond.

What do you think? Would you learn this new and funky dance? Do you think it'll catch on amongst teens in our culture?

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